The God BES and Ancient Dwarf People

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PostSat Jul 09, 2011 3:02 am » by Newearthman


otoel wrote:Somethings dont add up??? How about ALOT of things do not add up? The farce has gone on long enough, the veil must be lifted so we can see.

For sure amigo, this dwarf is hung like a horse, I smell genetic manipulation!
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PostSat Jul 09, 2011 3:16 am » by Lowsix


The following was the best writeup i could find on him, and I like some of the theories.

Mainly the speculation that he was originally an african god, and that he might have even been a misunderstood representation of a Lion rearing up on its hind legs, wich would account for the Lion amulet in so many versions. African gods were more likely to show distended bellies and have fertility 'pronouncements", as well as the humor aspect..

He is unusual in that most of the time Egyptian gods were not shown from the front, nor were they stylized, much less with such a consistent beard type and giant belly. Lends credence to the Lion aspect.

But anyhow..very interesting stuff, had never heard of him before your post.

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http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/bes.html

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Bes (Bisu, Aha) was an ancient Egyptian dwarf god. He was a complex being who was both a deity and a demonic fighter. He was a god of war, yet he was also a patron of childbirth and the home, and was associated with sexuality, humour, music and dancing. Although he began as a protector of the pharaoh, he became very popular with every day Egyptian people because he protected women and children above all others. He had no temples and there were no priests ordained in his name. However, he was one of the most popular gods of ancient Egypt and was often depicted on household items such as furniture, mirrors and cosmetics containers and applicators as well as magical wands and knives. Over time he came to be seen as the champion of everything good and the enemy of everything evil. It seems that he was originally known as "Aha" ("fighter") because he could strangle bears, lions and snakes with his bare hands. He is described as a demon, but he was not considered to be evil. On the contrary, he was a supporter of Ra who protected him from his enemies. As a result, he was a god of war who protected the pharaoh and the people of Egypt from evil forces. He was often depicted on knives in the hope that this would extend his protection to the bearer of the blade. His image also appears on numerous "magic wands" and on an incredible number of amulets.

He was particularly protective of women and children and was often depicted with the young Horus protecting him as he matured. As a result, he also became a god of childbirth. It was thought that he could scare off any evil spirits lurking around the birthing chamber by dancing, shouting and shaking his rattle. If the mother was experiencing a difficult birth, a statue of Bes was placed near her head and his assistance was invoked on her behalf. Rather sweetly, Bes remained at the child's side after birth to protect and entertain them. It was said that if a baby laughed or smiled for no reason, it was because Bes was pulling funny faces. By the New Kingdom he was a regular feature of the illustrations on the walls of the mammisi ("birth house").

Bes also drove away the evil spirits who caused accidents and created mischief (just as mediaeval gargoyles were thought to scare evil spirits away from churches). Many ancient Egyptians placed a statue of Bes near the door of their house to protect them from mishap. His protection could also be invoked by tattooing his image directly onto the body. Performers often had tattoos of Bes because of his association with dancing and music. It is also thought that sacred prostitutes may have had a tattoo of Bes placed near their pubic area in order to prevent venereal diseases, but it is also possible that the tattoos related to fertility.

It is often suggested that he was not a god of Egyptian origin, instead being imported from Africa during the Middle Kingdom. Certainly Bes was described in inscription as "Coming from the Divine Land" and was known as the "Lord of Punt". However, he is also mentioned in records found in Upper Egypt dating to the Old Kingdom suggesting that he may well be Egyptian, but that his worship was not widespread until the New Kingdom. At present there is insufficient evidence regarding his origins to be sure either way.


Archeologists have recovered numerous Bes masks and costumes dating from the New Kingdom. It is thought that these saw regular use and so they may have been the property of professional entertainers. At this point in history he was often linked to Tawret (another demon-deity who offered protection during labour). In fact, he was thought to be her husband until the Ptolemaic Period.They were so popular with the common people that amulets of both Bes and Tawret's were found even at Akhetaten (the city of Akenaten) despite the replacement of many of the other gods by The Aten.
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However, it was during the Ptolemaic Period that the worship of Bes reached it height. He appears in numerous temple reliefs, thousands of amulets and charms were made in his image, and there were even oracles of Bes to allow people to benefit from his wisdom. He was given a new wife, known as Beset, who was a female version of himself ."Incubation" or Bes chambers were constructed with images of Bes and a naked goddess (most likely Beset) painted on the walls. It is thought that these chambers were meant to promote healing, remedy certain fertility problems or promote erotic dreams. The Romans also loved Bes and depicted him dressed as a legionnaire.

Bes also became popular with the Phoenicians and in Cyprus. Some scholars have suggested that the Ptolemaic version of Bes was in fact a composite god made up of ten fairly obscure gods; Aha, Amam, Bes, Hayet, Ihty, Mafdjet, Menew, Segeb, Sopdu and Tetenu. However, this theory is not widely supported and no evidence has been recovered to date which would clarify the situation.

Bes was also associated with a number of the more powerful gods; including Amun, Min, Horus and Reshep. He was most often associated with Horus the child. Bes often appeared on amulets and stele depicting the young horus and inscriptions intended to protect against snake bites etc. (known as "cippi"). The two gods also formed the composite deity "Horbes", even although Beset (Bes' wife during the Ptolemaic Period) was also described as Horus' mother! Bes was also closely associated with Hathor, who was also described as the mother or wife of Horus. The goddess was known as the "Lady of Punt", and was also a goddess of childbirth, dancing and music who shared many iconographic symbols with Bes.

Bes was generally depicted as a bearded dwarf, sticking out his tongue and shaking a rattle. He is always depicted facing forwards. This was very rare in Egyptian art and gave him a further link with Hathor who also faces the front. However, unlike the simple beauty of that goddess, Bes is a comical figure with pronounced bow legs, prominent genitals and a tail. He usually wears a plumed crown and the lion or panther skin associated with the "stm" priests. Occassionally he wears the Atef crown and is depicted as a winged deity. There are also a number of amulets and depictions of Bes which only show his head (still facing the front), although most of these date from the Third Intermediate Period or later.

Bes was sometimes depicted with feline or leonine features and often sports a long tail prompting the speculation that in earlier times, he was not in fact a dwarf but a lion or cat rearing up on his hind legs. If he did start out as a feline goddess this would give him a further link to Hathor who was herself very closely associated with Bast (a cat goddess) and Sekhmet (a lion goddess) and the "Eye of Ra" (the fearsome protector of Ra). Furthermore, his name may be derived from the Nubian word for cat ("besa") and is written using the determinative for a mammal rather than the determinative of a god or a man (the cow skin). It is equally likely that he was always seen as a dwarf with the strength and power of a cat.
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PostSat Jul 09, 2011 3:17 am » by Zer0


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PostSat Jul 09, 2011 3:35 am » by Newearthman


I'm guessing Bes was a specialized servent to the "Gods" (Technologicaly advanced humans or et's). Either brought in from off world or genetically created with speacial powers.
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PostSat Jun 23, 2012 10:08 am » by Newearthman


http://www.livescience.com/21058-talism ... t-god.html
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A newly identified googly-eyed artifact may have been used by the ancient Egyptians to magically protect children and pregnant mothers from evil forces.

Made of faience, a delicate material that contains silica, the pale-green talisman of sorts dates to sometime in the first millennium B.C. It shows the dwarf god Bes with his tongue sticking out, eyes googly, wearing a crown of feathers. A hole at the top of the face was likely used to suspend it like a bell, while a second hole, used to hold the bell clapper, was apparently drilled into it in antiquity.

Carolyn Graves-Brown, a curator at the Egypt Centre, discovered the artifact in the collection of Woking College, the equivalent of a high school for juniors and seniors. The college has more than 50 little-studied Egyptian artifacts, which were recently lent to the Egypt Centre at Swansea University where they are being studied and documented.

Graves-Brown told LiveScience in an interview that at first she didn’t know what the object was. It wasn’t until she learned of a similar artifact in the British Museum that she was able to determine that it is a faience Bes bell, one of a very few known to exist.
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PostSat Jun 23, 2012 12:52 pm » by Fatdogmendoza


Priapus was a minor Greek fertility god best known for his large and permanently erect phallus. He was the son of Aphrodite, but there's some question as to whether his father was Pan, Zeus, Hermes, or one of Aphrodite's other numerous lovers. Priapus was a protector of gardens and orchards, and is typically portrayed as a homely old man with a raging erection. According to legend, before his birth, Hera cursed Priapus with impotence as payback for Aphrodite's involvement in the whole Helen of Troy fiasco. Doomed to spend his life ugly and unloved, Priapus was tossed down to earth when the other gods refused to let him live on Mount Olympus. He was raised by shepherds, and spent a lot of time hanging out with Pan and the satyrs. However, all this cavorting in the forest with the fertility spirits proved frustrating for Priapus, who remained impotent. Eventually he tried to rape a nymph, but was thwarted when a braying donkey alerted her to his presence. He pursued the nymph, but eventually the other gods helped her hide by turning her into a lotus plant. In some stories, his lust left him with a permanent erection, and in others, he was punished by Zeus for the attempted rape by being bestowed a set of huge (but useless) wooden genitalia. In the Greek countryside, Priapus was honored in homes and gardens, and doesn't appear to have had an organized cult following. He was seen as a protector deity in rural areas. In fact, statues of Priapus were often adorned with warnings, threatening trespassers, male and female alike, with acts of sexual violence as punishment.

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In basic terms, priapism is a prolonged and painful erection that can last from several hours up to a few days. Contrary to popular belief, this condition is not associated with sexual thoughts or sexual desire, even though the etymology of the word itself comes from the Greek male fertility god, Priapus.

In the normal erection process blood flows into the penis and, usually following an orgasm, drains out of the penis without discomfort. When priapism occurs the blood is unable to drain as it would normally. Because there is little room in the penis for blood to circulate, it becomes stagnant and begins to lose oxygen. Without oxygen, red blood cells become stiff, making proper penis drainage even more problematic.

While priapism can occur without an obvious cause, most cases of priapism have clear medical explanations. Penile drug injections — sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction — can lead to priapism, especially if more of the drug is used than is recommended. Certain psychiatric medications, like anti-depressants, can also lead to priapism, though it is not totally understood why.

There are also some medical conditions that can cause painful and prolonged erections. Any bodily ailment that causes blood to thicken or causes red blood cells to lose their flexibility and mobility can lead to priapism. Having sickle-cell anemia or leukemia or suffering a ruptured spine or paralyzation are all conditions that can exacerbate priapism.

Priapism can scar the penis and lead to impotence if not treated in a timely fashion, usually within four to six hours. Some men opt to treat priapism through medications that constrict blood vessels to decrease the amount of blood in the penis. Another common treatment option is aspiration, or having the penis gently drained of excess blood, sometimes followed by a saline flush of the penile blood vessels. Both of these treatments alleviate the immediate pain of having an engorged member. For men who suffer from priapism as a result of a ruptured penile artery due to trauma, such as paralyzation, surgery is also an option to restore normal penile function..

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Joking apart it is a serious condition

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PostSat Jun 23, 2012 6:42 pm » by Newearthman


This goes way beyond a medical condition in my opinion. It's like this little dude was a servant of the elite and was granted special powers to facilitate the "Gods" at the time.
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PostSat Jun 23, 2012 6:49 pm » by Fatdogmendoza


Newearthman wrote:This goes way beyond a medical condition in my opinion. It's like this little dude was a servant of the elite and was granted special powers to facilitate the "Gods" at the time.


Or genetically enhanced????????????



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PostSat Jun 23, 2012 7:29 pm » by Newearthman


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PostThu Feb 13, 2014 7:34 am » by Newearthman


http://www.celticnz.co.nz/Bes%20&%20Tho ... aranis.htm
(It's a long article so go to the link to read it in full!)

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BES OF EGYPT & TARANAICH-THOR OF EUROPE IN THE ANCIENT SOUTH PACIFIC

Maori oral traditions clearly state that, upon arrival in New Zealand, Maori found that there was a large, well-established population already living in the country. The inhabitants were described as having skin complexion that was white to light-ruddy, with eye colours from blue to green to darker tints. Their hair colours ranged from white and dull-golden, with red being predominant in the general population. There were also shades of brown through to black and braided samples of this multi-coloured hair (taken from the Waitakere rock shelters) used to be on display at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

In physical stature most groups were about the same height as Maori, but there was one widely dispersed group described as being considerably smaller (white pygmies) with fine, childlike features, white-golden hair and large watery blue-green eyes. Around Port Waikato and distributed up the West Coast beyond the Hokianga Harbour to Mitimiti was yet another group who were very tall, achieving an average adult height of around 7-feet. Since early colonial times the skeletal remains of these people have been continuously observed as trussed, sitting position burials in coastal sand dunes or laid-out horizontally in caves.

Maori used umbrella terms like Patu-paiarehe, Turehu and Pakepakeha as names for these earlier inhabitants, but each Maori tribe developed their own regional names, such as Ngati Kura, Ngati Korakorako and Ngati Turehu for the Patu-paiarehe tribes in the Rotorua lakes district of the central North Island. The last, intact surviving tribe was the Ngati Hotu who lived in Hawkes Bay district and later around Lake Taupo, until their defeat in the Battle of the Five Forts.
The Maori term, Pakeha, later used to describe white colonial Europeans, was derived from the ancient name Pakepakeha used to describe the former white population. Pocket groups of these first inhabitants survived into the 20th century and are well-remembered by old-timers as the red headed, freckle-faced Maoris or waka blonds

The strong cultural-religious beliefs, which led to the creation of carved greenstone Hei-Tiki ornaments or pendants of Maori culture and, more generally, worn by women, are traceable to Europe and the Mediterranean, with their, pantheon of shared gods. Recognisable forms of the Hei-Tiki are also found in Peru, Mexico, Palestine, and Southern Egypt. The New Zealand Hei-Tiki pendant and the squat wooden or stone totems showing the same design attributes, are a local version of Bes, the Southern Egyptian god of pregnant women mothers, children and the home. When ancient Caucasoid tribes abandoned Egypt and its satellite counties to the encroaching desert and migrated into the verdant territories of Europe or elsewhere, they took their religious and cultural concepts with them. Bes and his slightly variable counterparts in many lands was a much loved, hairy and ugly, little bowlegged protector-entertainer god, found in statuettes or murals scattered from Egypt to New Zealand...Bes/ Pan/ Puck/ Tiki/ Rongo.

He was Puca in Old English, Puki in Old Norse, Puke in Swedish, Puge in Danish, Puks in Low German, Pukis in Latvian and Lithuanian. The pre-Christian Greeks represented him as a pipe playing, fun loving, mischievous little dwarf-sator god, associated with fertility. Whether Pan of Greece or Puck of Britain (also known as Robin Goodfellow), he retained many attributes of the dwarf god Bes from Egypt. In Egypt he protected mothers and children from snakes, scorpions and lions and was often depicted as holding a snake in his left hand and a short sword cleaver in his raised right hand. Some European portrayals of Puck show the snake in the left hand. Much later the Roman Christians denounced the all-too-popular little Greek sator-shepherd god and represented him as the devil (Satan), thus destroying the adoration and high esteem formerly vested in him by the common people.

In Egypt Bes was fun-loving and danced for the children to make them laugh, but could turn terribly ferocious in their protection if they were threatened. As an ever-watchful guardian, he would spring like a dog at the throats of the ill-intentioned intruder. Bes was very much a part of family interaction in ancient Egypt, as elsewhere, and was a household deity. In some Mediterranean portrayals of Bes he plays a harp, tambourine or flute. His counterpart in Greece, Pan, played the pipes. A relief in the tomb of Hatshepsut illustrates Bes being present at her birth. Bes relief’s on Egyptian walls and birth houses suggest he was connected with childbirth and in ancient Egyptian tradition, when a baby smiled or laughed for no apparent reason, it was because Bes had pulled a funny face. He was always there in times of illness, childbirth or distress to comfort, help and protect.

Bes, although of very genial temperament, was often depicted as carrying a weapon and in early Egyptian pictures or statuettes the weapon is symbolised by the hieroglyph SA, which is shaped quite like a Maori patu or mere club. The SA hieroglyph literally means protection. In latter Mediterranean depictions the weapon is a knife or short sword/ cleaver, which developed from the Egyptian Ankh symbol (a later development of SA), also used to signify protection. It is in direct consequence to this that totem statues at the entryways to Maori villages held a patu/ mere shaped club of the exact general design as those found in Egypt and Peru. The club itself symbolises the Egyptian hieroglyph SA-protection.
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